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Farewell of arms

There are three major themes in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. Thefirst themeis enduring love ended only by mortality. The second, the epeople can and do believe during war. The last and most
important theme is Frederic Henry's disillusionment.
Hemingway shows that love can persevere in a world ruiy, he thinks of
her as merely a sexual conquest. Henry considers his flirting with Catherine "like moves in
a chess game.". Henry thinks Catherine is a little bit crazy, and both admit they are acting.
At the front, Henry
meets her, after he is wounded and sent to an American hospital, that he realizes he loves
her. Henry admits he didn't want to fall in love with her, but ince they
rarely argue. eath. He notices because of his love he has become gentle.
When he deserts and returns to Catherine he finds comfort, order, and courage. He says,
foreshadowing the end of their love, "If people bring so much courage to this world the
world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them.". Henry has become
dependent on Catherine. His love for her is strong enough to ease his disillusionment In
Chapter 41 their baby is born dead. Henry hopelessly watches as Catherine dies and he is
left without comf ch. For
instance, in Chapter 7 Henry meets a soldier who wants to be taken to a hospital which is
against the rules. Atfirst Henry objects, but when the sol the time, would you?", he answers no and decides to return later
and pick him up. Henry has been unable to find new morals, e time, the belief
that war brings glory and honor. Henry enters the war looking for adventure but finds no
glory or honor. He finds he is any no more important r he
would have fought for it. He has become mellow and tired of conflict, not because of the
war, but his love for Catherine. (?) In Chapter 24, when aviators look at his
civilian clothes with scorn he isn't upset, he …


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